NGB Therapeutic Garden Grant _Edgerton Hospital Healing Garden

Oct 5, 2023
NGB Therapeutic Garden Grant winners announced

National Garden Bureau, along with program sponsors American Meadows, Ball Horticultural and Sakata Seed America, have announced the five therapeutic gardens receiving grants and in-kind donations totaling more than $7,500. 

This announcement marks the 10th year that National Garden Bureau has been involved. This funding allows these gardens to continue, and even expand, their good work for deserving clients. 

After a two-week online voting period, the public has named the five winning gardens:

  • Insight Garden Program, San Gabriel, California

First place vote-recipient; winner of a $3,000 grant.

NGB _Insight Garden Program

Insight Garden Program’s mission is to facilitate innovative gardening and landscaping training so that people in prison can reconnect to self, community, and the natural world.

  • UT Gardens Horticultural Therapy, Knoxville, Tennessee

Runner-Up; winner of a $1,500 grant.

NGB _UT Gardens Therapeutic Garden 1

The University of Tennessee (UT) Gardens is a 10-acre garden used by students and the community. This horticultural therapy program launched in 2012 and has served over 9,000 people to date.

  • Care Plus Horticultural Therapy, Paramus, New Jersey

Runner-Up; winner of a $1,000 grant.

NGB Care Plus Horticultural Therapy _BNBMC Therapeutic Garden 5

The program at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is designed for adult residents with multiple and complex challenges that require a regular regimen of care and attention by qualified health professionals.

  • Edgerton Hospital Healing Garden, Edgerton, Wisconsin

Runner-Up; winner of a $1,000 grant.

NGB Therapeutic Garden Grant _Edgerton Hospital Healing Garden

Edgerton Hospital and Health Services has maintained a three-acre healing garden for 12 years, intending to provide passive and active horticulture engagement for patients, staff, visitors, and the public.

  • Skyland Trail Horticultural Therapy Program, Atlanta, Georgia

Runner-Up; winner of a $1,000 grant.

NGB _Skyland Trail Hort Greenhouse

Skyland Trail provides residential mental health treatment for adults and teens. Horticultural therapy, including expert-led groups in the gardens and greenhouse, is a critical component of their whole person approach to wellness.

National Garden Bureau, American Meadows, Ball Horticultural and Sakata Seed America would like to recognize all grant applicants that participated this year. All are listed on the NGB website.  NGB encourages support of these and other therapeutic gardens by industry, local communities, and individuals.